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Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here They Are Now
This study both describes a home-visiting intervention for young sexually assaulted runaways 10—14 years old and provides preliminary outcomes from the first 20 female participants.
Using a strengths-based approach, advanced practice nurses provided frequent home and school visits and case management, and assisted girls to access an empowerment group over a 1 year period. Preliminary results suggest that this is an effective intervention for reducing risk behaviors exploited helping younger runaways reconnect to school and family.
Client-centered interventions in community settings can address the complex health needs of vulnerable young runaways.
A NOVEL, INTENSIVE HOME VISITING INTERVENTION FOR RUNAWAY, SEXUALLY EXPLOITED GIRLS
Sexually exploited runaway teens are a unique and difficult girls to reach using traditional models of health care Unger, et al. APNs were chosen to lead this intervention because of their training in managing girls health problems, advanced case management skills, and ability to interpret and integrate research into clinical practice. This retrospective, descriptive pilot study explored the initial outcomes of a program where APNs provided home visiting, health care and case management to young, runaway, sexually exploited teens.
This nurse-developed and staffed program became a school in a exploited, multisectoral model of intervention, the Runaway Intervention Program RIP. This paper describes a nursing model of care, the theoretical perspectives guiding this home-visiting and case-management program, and the preliminary outcomes of this intervention for the first 20 clients.